Category Archives: Afternoon Tea

White Chocolate, Pistachio and Cranberry Slice

I hadn’t quite envisaged how busy life would be moving back to Australia as well as studying and Joel travelling each week for work but we are on our way to feeling settled.  There is still clutter to be sorted, … Continue reading

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Nashville Part 2 & Cranberry Bread

This post has been a long time coming.  Way back in November I posted Nashville Part 1 and for the last 5 months I have been meaning to share some more of our trip to the deep south, especially as … Continue reading

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Chocolate Spelt Cake

It has been a long time between drinks and I’ve had quite a few emails from kind souls asking if I’m still here and I am indeed.  We have had every weekend booked up over the last few months with … Continue reading

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Assorted Cookies

It just occurred to me earlier this week that I have not seen any hot cross buns here.  I know we get bombarded with the supermarket version straight after Christmas back in Australia so it feels a little quiet here … Continue reading

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Frozen Strawberry Milkshakes

I adore The River Cottage books and TV shows and I just recently purchased this tome to add to my collection.  What makes this book unique is all the background information on ingredients.  For instance, the first chapter is on … Continue reading

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One Pot Spiced Apple Cake

Cake recipes that only require one bowl and a bit of mixing by hand are gold.  They are usually so straight forward that a kid could make them.  This one is easy but it does require a little knife work … Continue reading

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Zucchini Dip

The one week break from school is over and kids have returned to the regular routine. Poor Elliott has a bit of a head cold so I have kept him home the last few days so he doesn’t go and … Continue reading

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Bliss Balls

In my teens and twenties I would go weak at the knees for some elaborate dessert like triple chocolate brownie with ice-cream and fudge sauce.  Of course I’m still very partial to these sugar, butter and cream loaded goodies.  Some evenings … Continue reading

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Chocolate Orange Cookies and Favourite Cookbooks

I wish I had a little more time to sit down and rant about my favourite cookbooks but the clock is ticking and I have a list of ‘to do’s’ as long as my arm before we head to Lake … Continue reading

Posted in Afternoon Tea, Baking, Christmas, Cookies | 4 Comments

Lemon Shortbread and Christmas Giving

At school tomorrow is a Sugar and Spice Holiday Cookie event where each class brings in several batches of homemade cookies which are all displayed in the staff room.  All the teachers get to choose which cookies they would like … Continue reading

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